Press accreditation

Requests for Press accreditation for 55th KVIFF have been closed on August 2, 2021.

What Press accreditation offers

  • free access to Press & Industry screenings, to festival press areas and to press conferences
  • up to three entry tickets daily free of charge to three different festival presentations
  • free catalogue, programme brochure, Press & Industry screenings programme and other festival promo and info materials

How to get Press accreditation

Press accreditation is intended only for publishing journalists, photographers, TV reporters, TV crews, radio reporters, radio crews, online reporters, online crews, press agency correspondents and PR agents for the films being screened at the festival.

Requests for Press accreditation have been closed on August 2, 2021. It is not possible to request accreditation after August 2, 2021, even during the course of the festival in Karlovy Vary.

Collect your accreditation in person in the accreditation hall on the ground floor of the Thermal Hotel from August 20, 2021, at the Press desk (daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., August 28 to 6 p.m.).
You will receive your accreditation after providing confirmation of payment of the accreditation fee in the amount of CZK 1,500. The fee can be paid in cash or by card at the Cash Desk in the accreditation hall in the Thermal Hotel.

Reminders

  • generally only one representative will be accepted from each media outlet
  • the festival reserves the right to deny accreditation, in which case you will be informed in timely fashion
  • accreditation is non-transferrable
  • fee of CZK 200 is charged for the loss of an accreditation card and the creation of a duplicate

Conditions for receiving Press accreditation

Reminder: A press pass will not supersede the performance of the terms and conditions given below.

Reminder: Please upload all required documentation to the online accreditation request.

  • Print journalists (newspapers, magazines)

    • an official request for accreditation signed and stamped by the editor-in-chief of the media outlet in question along with a brief description of the work you plan to do at the Karlovy Vary IFF
    • if you were accredited as a journalist at the festival last year, please provide copies of the articles published about the previous KVIFF
    • if you were not accredited as a journalist at the KVIFF for the media in question last year, please provide copies of at least three recently published articles dealing with cinematography, culture or society
    • if you have not been accredited since 2003, please provide one photograph in jpg format
    • the accreditation fee, paid on the spot of by invoice
  • TV - reporters, crew

    • an official request for accreditation signed and stamped by the managing editor of the programme in question or the director of the station (in the case of a crew, a single joint request with a list of the names and positions of the crewmembers) along with a brief description of the work you plan to do at the Karlovy Vary IFF
    • if you were accredited as a journalist or crew at the festival last year, please provide copies of the broadcasts from the previous KVIFF
    • if you were not accredited as a journalist or crew at the festival last year, please provide a sample of your recent work
    • if you have not been accredited since 2003, please provide one photograph (for each crewmember) in jpg format
    • the accreditation fee, paid on the spot of by invoice
  • Radio reporters, crew

    • an official request for accreditation signed and stamped by the managing editor of the programme in question or the director of the station, along with a brief description of the station, the programme and the work you plan to do at the Karlovy Vary IFF
    • if you have been accredited before as a journalist or crew at the festival, please provide copies of broadcasts from previous years of the KVIFF
    • if you were not accredited as a journalist or crew at the festival last year, please provide a sample of your recent work
    • if you have not been accredited since 2003, please provide one photograph (for each crewmember) in jpg format)
    • the accreditation fee, paid on the spot of by invoice
  • Online reporters

    • an official request for accreditation signed and stamped by the editor-in-chief of the media outlet in question along with a brief description of the work you plan to do at the Karlovy Vary IFF
    • if you were accredited as a journalist at the festival last year, please provide copies of the articles published about the previous KVIFF
    • if you were not accredited as a journalist at the KVIFF for the media in question last year, please provide copies of at least three recently published articles dealing with cinematography, culture or society, along with active links
    • up-to-date statistics on the traffic of the website an official, publicly verifiable source
    • if you have not been accredited since 2003, please provide one photograph (for each crewmember) in jpg format
    • the accreditation fee, paid on the spot of by invoice
  • Photographers

    • an official request for accreditation signed and stamped by the editor-in-chief of the media outlet in question
    • if you were accredited as a photographer at the festival last year, please provide copies of your published photographs from the previous KVIFF
    • if you were not accredited as a photographer at the KVIFF for the media in question last year, please provide copies of your recently published photographs dealing with cinematography, culture or society
    • if you have not been accredited since 2003, please provide one photograph in jpg format
    • the accreditation fee, paid on the spot of by invoice
  • Press agency correspondents or photographers

    • an official request for accreditation signed and stamped by the editor-in-chief of the press agency in question, along with a brief description of the work you plan to do at the Karlovy Vary IFF
    • if you were accredited for the press agency at the festival last year, please provide copies of the articles or photographs published about the previous KVIFF
    • if you were not accredited as a journalist at the KVIFF for the press agency in question last year, please provide copies of at least three recently published articles or photographs dealing with cinematography, culture or society
    • if you have not been accredited since 2003, please provide one photograph in jpg format
    • the accreditation fee, paid on the spot of by invoice
  • Freelance journalists / freelance photographers

    • send a list of the media outlets you work with to [email protected]
    • an official request for accreditation signed by the editor-in-chief and stamped by the main media outlet for which you will be reporting from this year’s Karlovy Vary IFF, along with a brief description of the work you plan to do at the Karlovy Vary IFF
    • if you were accredited as a journalist at the festival last year, please provide copies of the articles or photographs published about the previous KVIFF
    • if you were not accredited as a journalist at the KVIFF last year, please provide copies of at least three recently published articles or photographs dealing with cinematography, culture or society
    • if you have not been accredited since 2003, please provide one photograph in jpg format
    • the accreditation fee, paid on the spot of by invoice
  • PR agents

    • an official request for Press accreditation signed by the head of the agency, production company or distribution company containing information about the films you will be representing at this year’s Karlovy Vary IFF
    • if you have not been accredited since 2003, please provide one photograph in jpg format
    • the accreditation fee, paid on the spot of by invoice
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